“Queer Japan” Shows the Asian Nation’s ‘LGBT Boom’ in New Trailer

30th October 2020, 6:04 pm

A new documentary by Graham Kolbeins showcases out leaders in the Asian nation’s rainbow movement.

Kolbeins, along with producers Hiromi Iida and Anne Ishii, created Queer Japan over a five-year journey with over 100 interviews. The documentary features drag queen Vivienne Sato, erotic manga artist Gengoroh Tagame, butoh dancer Atsushi Matsuda, multimedia artist Nogi Sumiko, HIV+ advocate Hiroshi Hasegawa, activist Akira the Hustler, transgender author Tomato Hatakeno, and more.

Queer Japan will be available in partnership with local indie theaters via theatrical-at-home and on VOD 11th December through Apple TV, Prime Video, and Google Play. Learn more at QueerJapanMovie.com.






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Published: 30th October 2020

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